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Well, maybe it's a hoax -- but remember you heard it here first!


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I recently went south to Abilene. I saw thousands of windmills. I remember when the windmills were considered a joke here.

Until the coal power plant ran out of well water.


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Its a dead-serious possibility.
Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber_process
For a more fun and educational read try "The Alchemy of Air" - how the discovery that nitrogen could be produced from air led to WWII and enable modern day food production - it's an eye-opener.

Nitrogen fixation machines can now be purchased on Amazon for less than $2,000.

Don't discount the OP's article.


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profdant139 wrote:

Protein nano-wires that generate juice -- now imagine your awning covered with these little devices:

Article

But don't hold your breath waiting for this to be commercially available.


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The researchers say that the current generation of Air-gen devices are able to power small electronics, and they expect to bring the invention to commercial scale soon. Next steps they plan include developing a small Air-gen "patch" that can power electronic wearables such as health and fitness monitors and smart watches, which would eliminate the requirement for traditional batteries. They also hope to develop Air-gens to apply to cell phones to eliminate periodic charging.


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I don't doubt anything in technology anymore..... look how far we've come since even 1950.

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